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Crow Wing County commissioners consider upgrades to the historic former jail bui

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Preservation of Crow Wing County’s historic building, the former jail that now houses the museum, had commissioners wondering about costs, who should pay and what voters wanted nearly 40 years ago.


At their committee of the whole meeting, Crow Wing County commissioners considered a proposal to seek grant funding that could cover half the cost of $266,000 in building repairs.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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